Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself

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Harper Horizon
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6.14 X 9.06 X 1.02 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Luke Orth Russert is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who was an NBC News correspondent from 2008 to 2016, primarily covering American politics. Since leaving broadcast journalism, he is the author of Look for Me There, a travel memoir about his three-and-a-half-year journey around the world that took him to more than sixty-five countries. Based in Washington, DC, he is the son of journalists Maureen Orth (Vanity Fair) and the late Tim Russert (NBC's Meet the Press).

'In Look For Me There, Luke Russert traverses terrain both physical and deeply personal. On his journey to some of the world's most stunning destinations, he visits the internal places of grief, family, faith, ambition and purpose--with intense self-reflection, honesty and courage.'--Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor Today
'Blown. Away. Luke Russert's story of heartbreaking loss and hard-earned self-discovery captivates from start to finish. This is the memoir of the year, if not the decade.'--Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69
'A beautiful well-written story of a young man coming into his own, finding his faith and understanding his purpose.'--Maria Shriver, acclaimed journalist and founder of The Sunday Paper
'This starts as the story of one father and one son, and soon grows into something much deeper and more profound: a meditation on loss, and grief, a search for home, a journey to find a missing hero that leads the author finally back to himself. It is Luke Russert's story but in the end, the main character is you, the reader.'--Wright Thompson, senior ESPN writer and bestselling author of Pappyland and The Cost of These Dreams
'One book, two remarkable and compelling journeys. In Look for Me There, Luke Russert puts to the test -- and beyond any doubt validates - his perhaps unrivaled storytelling DNA. Worth the read just to take a vivid trip around the globe, a colorful, insightful and meticulously detailed travel diary that transports the reader to some of the world's most intriguing cities, hidden corners and fascinating cultures. And with those travels comes a mourning son's poignant and brutally honest personal journey; to process devastating loss and grief, to wrestle with his sense of self and place, with questions of faith and family -- and to ultimately balance the burden of expectations with the freedom of picking his own path. Look for Me There is bursting with fabulous storytelling, and with valuable life lessons.'--John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent and host of Inside Politics
'A rich and compelling account of family, grief and coming of age. Luke Russert turns tragedy into rich lessons of life.'--Tom Brokaw, legendary journalist and author of The Greatest Generation